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iPhone repair is better handled by the cell phone repair service. They have all the first hand details you need to fix your iPhone. Replacing your phone with a new one is not the best solution. This is because the phone is bound to get more damages with time. It only means that you will be making frequent trips to the shops to get a new iPhone. You need to know the best place where you can get your iPhone repair. It will save you the agony and cost of going for a new iPhone.
Comparing the iPhone 3GS and the 4 in iPhone repair
The 3GS repairs and the 4 repairs are very similar. Most of these iPhones are very vulnerable to damages when you are opening them. There are more chances of causing physical damages when you open to repair it. Despite the fact that there are many similarities between the iPhone 4 repair and the iPhone 3GS, it does not mean that you have to open them in the same manner. They are not supposed to be opened in a similar manner. This is what will turn that whole exercise into a whole scot affair.
The case of the iPhone 3GS is different. When you want to do iPhone repair, you need to check where the screws are located. The iPhone 3GS has only two screws that you need to open. Screws are normally located in the docking port of the iPhone. You only need a suction cup to assist you in the opening. This is what will enable you to lift the glass away from the iPhone. If you are through with this procedure, it will be easy to do the glass replacement easily.
Through hard work and total commitment, you can be able to locate the best iPhone repair shops. It is good to look for the best firms that have good reputation. There should be laid down principles concerning services to clients; quick services, professional repairs and distribution of goods or items of great quality to customers. This is how you are going to get the best technicians for your iPhone repair.
Mutual relationship with customers and continuity in business field is very important for an iPhone repair service. You should look for a repairer who deals in a variety of iPhones. He/she should be guided with desire to satisfy the needs of all types of customers. In consistence with this, try to locate good shops that can repair all types of iPhones ranging from the 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S models hence covering all areas as far as iPhones are concerned. This should be not only for the sake of staying in business but also making sure that every iPhone that is put to their hands goes back to the customer fixed the best way possible.
Cell phones becoming a must have of all people in all walks of life, meaning you might need cell phone repair. This is because of the possibilities and features of the cell phone. It is device for unfathomable entertainment. If you want live TV, you can easily get it on a cell phone. Yet at the core of it, you can still use a cell phone to access social network sites. This is one of the reasons why kids as young as 12 years posses a cell phone. If you want to access streaming music, a cell phone is all you need. You can also enjoy good gaming platform even when you are mobile. In short, the possibilities and features of cell phones are almost endless. Despite all these positive accolades, the cell phone is still vulnerable. You will need cell phone repair no mater how careful you are.
We also discovered Fake Conversation this week. It lets you arrange a fake phone call to your iPhone. Great to get yourself out of that boring family function or just to impress girls at the bar (there’s a Doctor conversation that tells you what to say so you sound professional).
The iPhone 4S was announced today in Cupertino, California. While it still looks the same, it comes with a bunch of new “insides.” First, and most importantly, the iPhone 4S will be a GSM and CDMA. It can switch between the two to provide better call quality, and it makes the iPhone 4S a world phone. That is a fantastic piece of news. The 4S will also come with a dual core processor and dual-core graphics, 8MP camera with Hybrid IR filter for better colors, 1080p video capture, and real-time video stabilization. All of these are really cool, but none of them compare to Siri, the new voice assistant.
The iPhone 4S will be offered on Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T at the following contract prices: 16 GB $199, 32 GB $299 64 GB $399. This will mean the 8GB iPhone 4 will be $99 and the 3Gs will be offered free with two year contracts.
Siri will provide a lot of new hands-free functions and be able to understand voice commands. For instance you could say, “Read my message” when a new text comes in. Or tell Siri you want to wake up on Friday at 6am, and it will set the alarm for you. Of course, Siri will get bogged down by accents and noise and is only available in English, French, and German. Everyone present at the presentation today said that the live demonstration was flawless. That’s a lot to get excited over.
Also announced today were upgrades to the iPod line. The iPod Touch will have iOS5 and access to iCloud, where music, apps, and messages will be integrated across all of your devices. The iPod Nano has added clock faces (!) so you can wear it as a wrist watch, as well as added an integrated pedometer. No app add-on necessary. Apple has set the Shuffle price at $49, but cut out the iPod Classic, which did not come as a huge shock.
While all of the inner features of the new iPhone 4S are cool, and a significant upgrade, the entire 4S falls short of expectations. Think of when you were a small child and waiting for Christmas. You thought you saw that one thing in your parents closet, but when it came to Christmas morning, it wasn’t there. This is a lot of what the iPhone 4S feels like. Disappointment because the expectations were so high.
It doesn’t really bode well for Tim Cook, either. He did not spend a lot of time talking on stage today (from what I understand) and instead let others do the talking. This was his first “outing” as official CEO of Apple, and all he delivered was a minor upgrade. It just does not feel like Apple was making the same strides that they were under Jobs. And while that’s perhaps an unfair assessment, it is certainly one that people will be making over the next few days.
Were you disappointed by today’s news? Or are you still upgrading to the iPhone 4S when you can?
All Things D broke the news this morning – Apple is going to hold its media event on October 4th. One of the main announcements at this event will undoubtedly be the iPhone 5 and its own release date. Sure, we’ll get some information on the iPod touch and new Macbooks, but everyone is excited because we will finally (hopefully) get some information on the new iPhone.
Tim Cook will be making his debut of sorts as the CEO of Apple. Since Steve Jobs was integral to media events like these in the past, Tim Cook taking over means taking over being the face of Apple. Cook will have to run the event, especially if he wants to convince any of his naysayers that Apple will be the same company without Steve Jobs at the helm.
Now, this October 4th announcement does shed a little doubt on the previously reported Oct. 15th release date. While I suppose that it is possible for Apple to go from announce to release in 11 days, it does feel a bit short. In perspective, the iPhone 4 was announced on June 7, 2010, then released on June 24. That’s 17 days between, so 11 would close the gap by almost a week. Completely possible, but a little more of a stretch.
But when it comes down to it, on October 4th Apple has two big reasons for everyone in the tech world to tune in.
Contrary to earlier reports this week that the iPhone 5 would be a mere upgrade, the New York Times claims an Apple worker confirmed the existence of the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5. NYT also claims the new iPhone would have an eight-megapixel camera and faster A5 dual-core processor.
9to5Mac.com claims that even though the iPhone 4S is moving forward, the iPhone 5 is experiencing some production delays. They do speculate that means there will be some shortages, but are hoping for only slight delays. I think that if they delay the launch of the iPhone 5 anymore, the tech world just might explode.
Leaked case designs from earlier this week would suggest that the iPhone 5 will also be slightly wider than the iPhone 4, but thinner as well. CaseMate has since removed the cases, but it gained some publicity nonetheless.
TechCrunch reported yesterday that Stephane Richard, CEO of France Telecom, claimed the iPhone 5 release date would be October 15. Granted, that could be just for France, but the iPhone 4 did launch simultaneously in most markets in the US and Europe. Others are estimating the dates to be October 7, so a good guess would be within that week period.
Apple is notorious for keeping secrets, so as we come up on these reported release dates, it will be interesting to see how many of the rumors turn out to be true.
- Apple iPhone 5 to be Released October 15 (crenk.com)
- iPhone 5 rumours cluster around October release date and new design (mobile-ent.biz)
- The Best iPhone 5 Rumors We’ve Heard (So Far Today) (techland.time.com)
Late August, news broke that Sprint would start carrying the iPhone, and the entire tech world just assumed they would get the iPhone 5 when it debuted on AT&T and Verizon. That looks like it may not be the case.
TUAW is reporting that a Sprint Nextel associate talked to them, and the unnamed associate claims that Sprint employees have been briefed on an iPhone 4 launch sometime in October, but have been told they would not get the iPhone 5 until early spring. This varies from initial reports that suggested Sprint would get to launch the iPhone 5 with Verizon and AT&T.
There have been a lot of rumors suggesting some kind of small upgrade to the iPhone 4, dubbed iPhone 4S in the media. Perhaps Sprint will launch that instead, because offering a phone that was released in June 2010 does not really give Sprint much of an advantage. To existing customers, yes, but the older launch would deter new customers until they could get their hands on the iPhone 5.
What do you think? Great that Sprint gets the iPhone, but does it seem weird they would have to wait until 2012 to debut the 5?
Before the iPhone, I didn’t really care about Apple’s new products because they were just computers. Another thing to debate the validity of, but nothing to spend hours on the internet looking for rumors. Sure, the iMac line was quite cool and definitely unique, but nothing got the public involved quite like the iPhone.
Apple has definitely learned to keep their products secret in order to increase the hype, and it’s definitely working when it comes to the iPhone 5. Tech blogs cannot agree on leaked specs, nerds have been up in arms arguing about whether it will be a complete redesign or simply an iPhone 4S (the latest rumor is that it will not be very different from the 4). There are a wide variety of speculations, including one interesting YouTube video that would have some really cool, futuristic features. Watch below:
While no one really expects the iPhone 5 to have the holographic display or the laser keyboard, it is interesting that one little device can create so much hype. So much, that people are envisioning every little thing they would want to see on the next iteration of the iPhone. Tech blogs will grab at every little piece of intel, whether it be leaked parts or simply case designs. We will jump at tips from anywhere, including the cell phone carriers and their holiday blackouts. The iPhone launch does not just involve the nerds and the gadget geeks, but the regular consumers as well.
How does Apple do it? After all, it is a device, a phone. We don’t get this same level of excitement over the newest HTC phone. Sure, Apple has one phone, whereas the other mobile phone companies are releasing several different models. But, when it comes down to it, Apple has just become a master at keeping consumers on the edge of their seats. We all want to know what they are doing with the iPhone and now with the iPad. Because Apple is so secretive and do not release any specs or features before the debut, Joe Consumer has to invent his own ideas and speculate with everyone else. Just to make everything more intriguing, we have events like the lost iPhone 5 prototype and its search that just fuels the fire.
And now I have written a blog about it. Apple wins.
- Another iPhone 5 Case Leak Hints At A Major Redesign (AAPL) (businessinsider.com)
- More alleged iPhone 5 cases show flat back, curved edges (electronista.com)
- Leaked Sprint Memo Hints At iPhone 5 In First Half Of October (pocketnow.com)
If you haven’t heard, Apple lost an iPhone 5 prototype in a bar about a month ago. It has raised a lot of suspicion as to whether all of this is a publicity stunt (the iPhone 4 prototype was lost in a similar situation), because the story just gets weirder and weirder. A few days ago, a man claimed that the San Francisco police and Apple employees searched his home, believing that he had taken the prototype from the bar. They didn’t find it, but the story itself raised a lot of eyebrows, particularly on how Apple conducts business.
Conan O’Brien got a hold of the most recent part of the story, and decided to do something with it. The resultant video is pretty hilarious.
Even if you have sympathy for Apple’s troubles, it does seem a bit extreme to send workers out with the police and search someone’s home, instead of just letting the police do their job. What do you think? Did Apple overstep some bounds, or is it all just a little corporate intrigue?
- Conan O’Brien parodies iPhone 5 “loss” (tuaw.com)
- Apple Employees Join Police in Search of Stolen iPhone 5 (REPORT) (chats-blog.com)